Today’s Final Jeopardy question (3/17/2022) in the category “Nonfiction” was:
This 1962 classic was dedicated to Albert Schweitzer, who predicted that man “will end by destroying the earth”
new champ Katie Hargrove, a personal assistant & writer from Redondo Beach, CA, won $17,201 yesterday. In Game 2, her challengers of her are: Finn Corrigan, a student from Vista, CA; and Joel Levinson, head of content from Yellow Springs, OH. Who will have the luck of the Irish on St. Paddy’s Day? Let’s find out:
Round 1 Categories: Ballet – 7-letter Grab Bag – Beastly Lit – Circumflexing on You – Sports With No Balls – Irish Name Derivations
Katie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Irish Name Derivations” under the $600 clue on the third pick of the round. Katie was the only one on the board with $600. Katie bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Also a type of foldaway bed, it derives from Gaelic for “sea warrior” Show
WHAT IS MURPHY?
Finn finished in the lead with $4,000. Katie was second with $3,400 and Joel was last with $2,000. All clues were shown.
Round 2 Categories: Let’s Have a Confluence – Movie & TV Role in Common – Throwing Shade – History Quick Takes – Chemical People – “X”s & “O”s
Finn found the first Daily Double in “History Quick Takes” under the $1,200 clue on the 2nd pick of the round. He was in the lead with $4,800, $1,400 more than Katie in second place. Finn bet $1,500 and went with Khan. That was WRONG.
In 1642 Mongols deposed Tibet’s ruling dynasty & gave rule to the man with this title Show
WHO IS THE DALAI LAMA?
Finn got the last Daily Double in “Chemical People” under the $1,600 clue with 2 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $10,800, $1,100 more than Katie in second place. Finn bet $2,100, and said Vitamin A. That was WRONG.
Danish chemist Henrik Dam named this vitamin for its aid in coagulation, a word spelled differently in Denmark Show
WHAT IS VITAMIN K?
Finn finished in the lead with $10,800. Katie was second with $9,800. Joel was last with $2,400. One clue worth $400 was not shown.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS “SILENT SPRING”?
The last time Rachel Carson’s 1962 book “Silent Spring” was featured in a Final Jeopardy! clue was in 2016. It was about how John Keats influenced the book’s title. This time, it’s about Carson’s dedication of her “To Albert Schweitzer who said“ Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forest. He will end by destroying the earth.” Controversy still swirls around the Schweitzer dedication as some scientists insist that Schweitzer approved of DDT (one of the insecticides that was banned thanks in no small part to “Silent Spring”).
Carson’s quote comes from a 1956 letter that Schweitzer wrote to a French beekeeper, whose livelihood was being destroyed by pesticides. The quote the opposition relies upon comes from Schweitzer’s autobiography of him. In his article “The Lies of Rachel Carson”, entomologist J. Gordon Edwards says that after reading Schweitzer’s autobiography, “it is clear that Schweitzer was worried about nuclear warfare, not about the hazards from DDT!” However, when you read the letter to the beekeeper, it’s clear that Schweitzer was concerned about pesticides.
Joel wrote down “Are You There God Its Me Margaret”. He bet nothing so he remained at $2,400.
Katie got it right. She bet $4,999, bringing her score up to $14,799.
Finn got it, too. He bet $8,801 and won the game with $19,601. Finn Corrigan is the new Jeopardy! champ.
2 triple stumpers from BEASTLY LIT:
($800) Joy Adamson’s nonfiction books “Born Free” & “Living Free” are about Elsa, this type of animal
($1000) Odysseus is remembered by this faithful dog after returning from the Trojan War
More clues on Page 2
2 years ago: Only ONE of the two players left in the FJ! got this one in “Book Words”
Speaking of his role in a 1964 film, he apologized for “the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema” Show
WHO IS DICK VAN DYKE?
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